The West Wing:

For groups of up to 12 and available for both self-catering and B&B. Contact us here

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The Old Schoolhouse in rural Allenheads is a beautiful holiday home for families and friends, or for residential retreats with additional studios and meeting rooms for artists, writers or any group wishing to base itself in the stunning North Pennines landscape.

The West Wing facilities include:

  • Large open-plan living area with well equipped kitchen

  • Integrated dishwater

  • Fridge-freezer

  • Built in oven and touch controlled ceramic hob

  • Sturdy, solid oak extending dining table

  • Coal & log burning stove

  • Plasma screen & sound bar with Amazon Prime


There are four bedrooms:

  • 2 bedrooms with the option for double or twin beds in each

  • 2 bunk rooms, each with 4 sturdy, comfortable beds

As well as the stove, there is central heating throughout the wing, with additional portable oil filled radiators in bedrooms if required.

Other facilities and utilities:

  • Clothes washing machine and tumble dryer

  • Large studio/classroom (8 x 8 metres) available for meetings, conferences, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions etc.

  • Gallery

  • Stunning local views and grounds

  • Astronomy sessions at our on-site observatory  

  • We Also have a self contained Studio Flat.


Read our reviews on TripAdvisor                  

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“Thanks for a great weekend! A beautiful house with great views. Thanks for being so nice (and even giving us that rabbit). Cheers.”
                                                   Gilly and the gang

"In a stunning and often underrated part of the United Kingdom lies an amazing old school house which has been respectfully converted into living accommodation, while retaining charming original features. Our extended family of six adults and three kids fitted comfortably and the two bathrooms are spacious. The view from the garden is breathtaking, and we spent hours enjoying it - helped by the fact that the garden gets the sun from morning to night. You can go for walks without getting in your car, but there are also stunning things to visit (waterfalls and more) within a 30 minute drive. The village of Allenheads has a good pub, a lovely cafe, and a great art gallery. Recommended! 

Beccy April 2019